Sumary of Tom Hardy—Yes, That Tom Hardy—Is Now a Jiu-Jitsu Champion:
- The 45-year-old actor, well-kown for his roles in Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Venom franchise, took home the top prize at the UMAC Milton Keynes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open on September 17.
- Per local paper the Milton Keynes Citizen, Hardy told one stunned competitor, Just forget it’s me and do what you would normally do.
- In August, Hardy won another Jiu-Jitsu event–a tournament in Wolverhampton for the REORG charity that he works with–where he defeated a 40-year-old fighter called Danny Appleton.
- Hardy is also known for his radical physical transformations before undertaking various roles, and Jiu-Jitsu was an important part of his training routine to get in shape for Venom.